Thursday, June 7, 2012

Snow Wildsmith to speak and sign books at Union West!

Author, teen librarian, freelance reporter, and graphic novel critic Snow Wildsmith will be HERE at the Union West Regional Library in Indian Trail on Tuesday, June 12 at 5:00 pm to discuss her latest book- A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids Comics (look here) which she co-wrote with Canadian graphic novel guru, Scott Robins. The book details about 100 graphic novels that parents (and teachers and care givers) can recommend to their kids based on content, topics, or intended audience. And with the recommended and related reads for each title, you are really getting 300 books to consider, not just 100!
 Snow has worked as a teen librarian, and has consulted libraries in how to assemble and continue building a graphic novel collection. She currently writes reviews for various websites and trade journals like Graphic Novel Reporter, School Library Journal and Good Reads. It was Snow's involvement behind the scenes in the mini-con's second year that helped take the event to a whole new level. Thanks to Snow's input and contacts, the mini-con had direct contact with many comics publishers and has been able to get free comics and related items for the kids, while forging a bond with folks like Chris Staros at Top Shelf, Gina Gagliano at :01 Books, and Mike Richardson and Melissa Richardson at Dark Horse Comics.
 While promoting her book, Snow will also be talking about what is good about reading comics, and where the problems in reading comics are, too. Could a comic/graphic novel like Bone or Maus be used for a book report? How do you convince the teacher? or the parent? If you have questions about graphic novels, Snow is one of the best people on planet Earth to start asking. You don't want to miss this opportunity to get free access to an expert!
 Sherri at Park Road Books in Charlotte will also be there, selling Snow's book and some of the graphic novels she recommends. So be there and get your mini-con week off to an incredible start!

Snow has also written five books about careers in the military. For more on Snow, follow these links:
graphicnovelreporter.com/content/snow-wildsmith
http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids/author/snowwildsmith 
http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Wildsmith/e/B006WNOYEM
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5350589.Snow_Wildsmith

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